Lithium Batteries articles

ICAO releases Corrigendum #1 for the 2015 – 2016 edition; addresses the carriage of Lithium Metal Batteries aboard passenger aircraft

On December 10th, 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) issued an Electronic Bulletin (EB 2014/72) which announced the release of Corrigendum #1 (itself dated November 20th, 2014) to their 2015 – 2016 edition of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Handling of Dangerous Goods, commonly referred to in the industry as the ICAO TI.  The

The Changing Regulations Pertaining to the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

In August of 2014 the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgated final rule HM-224F affecting the safe transport of lithium batteries[i].  DOT announced that the resultant effects from the revisions of HM-224F will “strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments by air,

DG Spotlight | It’s Time to Review Your Training on Lithium Battery Regs

As the rules around shipping lithium batteries continue to evolve in our industry, so must the training we provide the employees who ship these Dangerous Goods. On August 6, PHMSA published the HM-224F Transport of Lithium Batteries Final Rule. More than five years in the making, this rule contains a number of significant changes to

Shipping Lithium Batteries

Infographic | Shipping Lithium Batteries

When shipping lithium batteries, which are classified as Dangerous Goods, maintaining compliance can be tricky. This infographic provides an overview of the regulations governing the movement of these increasingly common energy cells.   To learn more about these and other important DG topics Contact Labelmaster

Lithium Batteries: Notable Changes Result from PHMSA’s Final Rule — HM-224F

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new final ruling on the safe transport of lithium batteries was published today in the Federal Register. The adopted amendments in the final rule pertain to 49 CFR, Parts 171, 172, 173, and 175. Read the full text here.

PHMSA Announces Final Rule Pertaining to Lithium Battery Transport

Today via the U.S. DOT PHMSA website, the agency announced the forthcoming issuance of a Final Rule regarding new regulatory requirements pertaining to the safe transport of lithium batteries. Specifically, the new ruling revises hazard communication and packaging provisions for lithium batteries and harmonizes the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with applicable provisions of the United

ICAO Rules to Ban Lithium Battery Cargo on Passenger Aircraft

June 24th, 2014 By Bob Richards and Paul Burgess The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced yesterday that “subject to Council approval,” the rules under which various types of Lithium Batteries may be shipped by air are changing with the issuance of the upcoming 2015-2016 Technical Instructions. The ICAO Technical Instructions serve as the internationally

New Rules for Air Shipment of Lithium Batteries In Effect After March 31, 2014

After  March 31, 2014, a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is now required for Section IB shipments of lithium batteries, whereas before it was optional. For the most up-to-date testing criteria reference the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Tests and Criteria, 5th Edition. We will publish more on this in the coming days,

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